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Absolutely not, the automatic choke is defective. Replace that and it should be fine. It will need to be adjusted when cold to fully closed position. Check vacuum lines as vacum pulls the choke back when engine is started.

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017


look on the left side of transmission a round cover .then remove it with a screwdriver or else then pull on governor control there is a small plastic gear it is worn like a eaten apple.
hope it helps

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 04, 2015


Could still be the ign. control module. If they get too hot they stop working. I recommend finding out what is causing your cooling system to not cool correctly. Check your clutch fan for proper operation. check the thermostat and water pump. also make sure you upper and lower radiator hoses are good. finally make sure you bleed all the air out of the system.

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1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 03, 2015


take to mechanic. it is a tuff job and you have to drill out the rivits and replace with bolts for the window motor

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 03, 2015


If you mean length, not necessarily. You'll have to measure from where the tail shaft bolts to the main transmission case. If you mean the T400 driveshaft sliding into the 700R4, then it shouldn't be a problem. Hope this helps.

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 15, 2014


Hi, this is a pretty common problem on these Silverado instrument clusters. We can repair it for you or provide you with the parts to do it yourself. Click here to learn more about these silverado instrument cluster problems: Dr Speedometer Instrument Cluster Repair Speedometer Repair Guage...

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 06, 2014


lubricate it near the firewall where the shifting device it sometimes they get dry and they are factory lubed but age makes it hard and might need something put on it to smooth the operation

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 26, 2014


You may try your local public library, they will have a reference section that has many repair manuals and will probably have one for your 1983 Chevy 1 Ton van.

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 08, 2014


Hi John, With a vehicle of this vintage the problem could well be with bad earthing, bad cables to the tank and from the gauge to power. You'll also be well advised to check the tank sender unit. The circuit is not complicated and if the sender unit and gauge are both good, you should be able to sort out the problem. Regards John

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014


98 Suburban 5.7L, automatic trans is stuck in park - no previous shifting problems, I know that the brake switch also operates the brake/transmission solenoid (BTS). Stepping on the brake pedal prior to starting the vehicle allows shifting from park to another gear. When I switch the key to the "on" position, I don't hear the BTS click. I can start the vehicle and the brake lights work fine. I just can't shift out of Park. I am unemployed and I am trying to troubleshoot this problem and fix it myself. Please help!

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 30, 2014


If you have good fuel pressure could be a fuel filter , if not it could be a timing issue

1983 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 15, 2014

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